Angela Lansbury, superstar of the long-running drama collection “Homicide, She Wrote,” has died, the British actress’ circle of relatives showed. She used to be 96.
Lansbury died “peacefully in her sleep at house in Los Angeles” early Tuesday morning, Michael A. McConnell, of 0 Gravity Control, stated in a observation on behalf of her 3 youngsters. Lansbury used to be going to show 97 in simply 5 days.
Right through her 80-year occupation, Lansbury starred at the giant display, tv and on degree.
Lansbury gained 5 Tony Awards for her Broadway performances and a life-time success award. She earned Academy Award nominations as supporting actress for 2 of her first 3 motion pictures, “Gaslight” (1945) and “The Image of Dorian Grey” (1946), and used to be nominated once more in 1962 for “The Manchurian Candidate” and her icy portrayal of a Communist agent and the identify persona’s mom.
Her stardom got here in center age when she changed into the hit of the New York theater, profitable Tony Awards for “Mame” (1966), “Expensive International” (1969), “Gypsy” (1975) and “Sweeney Todd” (1979).
She used to be again on Broadway and were given any other Tony nomination in 2007 in Terrence McNally’s “Deuce,” taking part in a scrappy, brash former tennis superstar, reflecting with any other ex-star as she watches a modern day fit from the stands. In 2009 she gathered her 5th Tony, for easiest featured actress in a revival of Noel Coward’s “Blithe Spirit” and in 2015 gained an Olivier Award within the function.
However Lansbury is possibly easiest identified for starring as thriller author Jessica Fletcher within the CBS hit collection “Homicide, She Wrote” which ran for 12 seasons from 1984 to 1996.
“Homicide, She Wrote” and different tv paintings introduced her 18 Emmy nominations, although she by no means gained one. She holds the file for probably the most Golden Globe nominations and wins for easiest actress in a tv drama collection and probably the most Emmy nominations for lead actress in a drama collection.
In 1949 Lansbury married Peter Shaw, a British actor who changed into a studio government and agent. Shaw died in 2003.
Along with her 3 youngsters, Anthony, Deirdre and David, she is survived by means of 3 grandchildren, Peter, Katherine and Ian, plus 5 great-grandchildren and her brother, manufacturer Edgar Lansbury.